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Government efforts improve sales

Government efforts improve sales Efforts by government to encourage government institutions to acquire artworks and craft items produced by Batswana visual artists to adorn offices and public spaces have helped to improve sales of artworks by Batswana thereby improving livelihoods of individual artists. Officially opening the 2018 President’s Day Competitions; national art, basket and cr...
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CIPA contributes to National Doing Business Reforms Roadmap

CIPA contributes to National Doing Business Reforms Roadmap Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is said to be directly contributing six of the 40 reforms on the National Doing Business Reforms Roadmap. Responding to a questionnaire from BOPA, CIPA acting registrar general, Ms Ntesang Sebetso said the reforms include introducing business deadlines, online business registr...
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Ministry launches business supplier programme

Ministry launches business supplier programme The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry signed a programme document in January this year that seeks to address economic diversification and unemployment challenges facing Botswana. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ms Peggy Serame said this program...
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Local trusts seal deals for tourism events

Local trusts seal deals for tourism events Two community trusts in the Ngamiland region have signed a memorandum of understanding with two companies to host some tourism activities aimed at boosting the local economy. Lake Ngami Conservation Trust, has signed with Gaborone’s Botswana Anglers Association to jointly host a fishing competition and fish festival at one of its fishing camps at ...
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Trade ministry sets out priorities

Trade ministry sets out priorities The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) has set up three apexes through which the ministry is looking to deliver on its mandate, says Minister Bogolo Kenewendo. Laying out her ministry’s roadmap at a press conference, Ms Kenewendo said the three apexes are Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), Investment Promotion and Export...
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Minerals policy on cards

Minerals policy on cards Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security says government is set to bring before Parliament the Minerals Policy for approval. Delivering a keynote address at the 16th annual Botswana Resource Sector Conference on behalf of Minister Eric Molale yesterday (June 7), Mr Cornelius Dekop said the policy sought to im...
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Mowana mine economically viable

Mowana mine economically viable Mowana Copper Mine in Mosetse, which closed down in 2015 and resumed production in March last year is said to be economically viable. Briefing the ongoing Tutume Sub-council full session on Tuesday, the mine’s general manager, Mr Sebele Molalapata said Mowana Copper Mine has now been bought by Leobowang Holdings from its liquidator and the company has since ...
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Botswana coal economical to mine-expert

Botswana coal economical to mine-expert Minergy Coal chief executive officer, Mr Andre Boje says developing African countries, including Botswana, should be allowed to mine fossil fuels. Speaking at the 16th annual Botswana resource sector conference onJune 6, Mr Boje said developed countries were developed on the back of fossil fuels and thus it was unfair for them to deny developing countr...
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Thamaga entrepreneur calls for innovation in Botswana

Thamaga entrepreneur calls for innovation A 25-year-old Thamaga entrepreneur has called on the youth to be innovative when they venture into the business sector. Mr Hope Nkgwang of Hope Pioneer Holdings, who established his first business at the age of 18, revealed that young people need to have advanced or unique business ideas that would become ground breaking once they were implemente...
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Ministry of youth develops entrepreneurs in Botswana

Ministry develops entrepreneurs Young people have been urged to maximise opportunities for self-employment, job creation and income generation by taking advantage of several youth empowerment initiatives government has put in place. Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Thapelo Olopeng said in recognition of the creativity and entrepreneurship of the youth, t...
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